“It’s unrealistic, the current business model that they have,” he said. “It doesn’t reflect where the world is today in terms of game distribution.”
In March, Ubisoft released The Division 2 via the Epic Games store and its own digital distribution platform Uplay. The game isn’t available on Steam.
Fredrik Wester, executive chairman of the board at publisher Paradox, said in June that Epic Games has done “a great job for the whole industry” with the launch of its PC storefront.
“I think the 70/30 revenue split is outrageous,” he said. “I think the platform holders are taking too much money.”
Wester claimed the dominant 70/30 revenue split is an outdated model based on the distribution of movies on boxed VHS tapes. “That was physical. It cost a lot of money. This doesn’t cost anything. So Epic has done a great job for the whole industry, because you get 88%. Fantastic move. Thank you very much.”